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Business law in Senegal

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Judiciary in Senegal is not completely independent; it is often subjected to political and economic pressures.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals can, to a large extent, expect an impartial trial from the country’s judicial system.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language used in the country is French.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Having an interpreter is possible.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of law in the country is the new constitution of 2001. The country’s legal system is based on French civil law system and judicial review of legislative acts. The country accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction but with reservations.
Checking National Laws Online
SENLEX: Portal of the Senegalese Law

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